Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bedazzled and Bejeweled

H&M beaded cropped blazer (XS) // H&M mocha satin drapey tank (Euro 4) // Forever 21 black skinny jeans (26) // 
Xhilaration Taree Oxfords in Cognac (6) // Panda watch from Taipei Zoo

Photography: JJ


Californiaaaaa, here we come, right back where we started from. I am so happy to be back home amongst family and endless food, with 2.5 weeks to relax and fill out my med school applications. I can't believe my undergrad journey has dropped me off at this train stop, where soon I'll have to stop being a premed and actually be a ... med? Aaaaahhhhhhh. The realization is killing me, when did we all grow up so fast?

While I'm having lunch dates with MSAR, AMCAS, MCAT, and all the other acronyms that include M,  hopefully I can sneak in trips to the mall and beach and fix my Einstein-idolizing hair. I do miss my long treads and their strange wavy ways but when St. Louis turns the temperature up, I have the last laugh. New challenge: make short hair work with my outfits. Don't you get the feelings sometimes that when you get a haircut, all the clothes in your wardrobe no longer look right? Hair is such a huge statement accessory - should have thought of that before I took a pair of scissors to my head and sheared myself in the mirror.

A go-to work outfit for me during the school year has consisted of a cardigan over quirky/nice shirt, skinny jeans, oxfords or other flats. There's not much time to think as I transition from shorts or summery wear that I threw on for class to something appropriate for the lab, so I stick with the default. This time I dressed it up with an H&M satin tank and a beaded cropped cardigan (oooh shiny). The tank is such a pain in the neck to wash by hand and dry - never get oil on this thing because it stains. The folder for these photos claim that this outfit happened a month ago, boy does time fly. This summer I am going to dress more creatively for work and snap pictures with my point and shoot for one more month (June 30 is major payday and I will run fly to Best Buy to claim the Canon T2i I've been pining for for sooo long). Another challenge is to stay cool and work-appropriate with the summer wardrobe of a college fashion blogger. Remember that white blazer of mine? Makeshift lab coat it is ... : )

A pleasant surprise: as people from my university find out about my blog they are interested and happy to learn that I have a quirky hobby. Even my neuroscience professors have expressed intrigue during meetings ... goodness. I am happy that I didn't brashly delete my blog because I thought I was becoming fake and materialistic, and even more grateful that even hardcore scientists truly appreciate the artsy sides of me. I am more than a number, a GPA, a test score. I have my own story and this year to tell it to the world.

14 comments:

kileen May 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM   said...

i love all the sparkly sequins and these oxfords are so chic. they go perfectly with the skinny jeans!

cute & little

CAMILLA May 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM   said...

i love your outfit..
also that blazer...
also that skinny jeans look so good

PetiteLittleGirl May 17, 2011 at 11:15 AM   said...

I am glad you're having a break from school. Enjoy your getaway. California sounds so fun right now. Cute outfit as always, Angie! Have a great trip!

3closets May 17, 2011 at 1:06 PM   said...

Wow that cardigan is so cute! have fun =)

Sarah
http://3closets.blogspot.com

Rainy Days and Lattes May 17, 2011 at 1:34 PM   said...

Hey Angie! Congrats on finishing your undergrad!!!! You are going to be a medical student and that's going to be SO exciting. I'm glad you didn't delete your blog either because your outfits and looks are so inspiring and quirky and full of personality :) The only thing that separates you from the hardcore nerds is that you have two sides! ^_^ You're smart and you're outfit coordinated :)

Enjoy your time in California!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Will you be doing grad school in St Louis too?

sugar sugar May 17, 2011 at 3:33 PM   said...

i love your outfit! :D i really love the cropped blazer! <3

congratulations on finishing premed! hugs! :3
i hope you will become a good physician. and, yes you should keep in touch with the other side of your personality and just be you to keep you sane. so i say, let blogging be an outlet for when you're too stressed. ;)

i always look forward to your posts dear and thank you for remembering to visit my blog.

♥ Ani~熊貓 ♥ May 17, 2011 at 4:30 PM   said...

all the best on applying for med school ^^ I'm studying medicine too, i don't know what I would do if any university lecturers found out about my blog, it would be pretty awkward !

Meagan May 17, 2011 at 5:59 PM   said...

Adorable! I love the shoes and the jeans!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Kathleen May 17, 2011 at 10:00 PM   said...

i looove your cardigan! the jewel details make it so classy chic ;). such a gorgeous work outfit :). aw you're so inspiring Angie, balancing school and your blog. looove it! :)

<3, Kathleen.

mymy May 18, 2011 at 3:37 AM   said...

cute look ! very casual and chic at the same time ! love the cardigan :)

xx


http://mymymode.com

Ramona May 18, 2011 at 3:27 PM   said...

You look so lovely and stylish in this comfy look!Beautiful blouse with gorgeouse beaded cardi is match made in heaven and black jeans is perfect addition to this look to make it more interesting and not so predictable as it would be if You would wear it with pencil skirt.
I'm happy that You did'n delited your blog!Sometimes we have to listen in ourselves, but not so much in others.

xoxo Ra

xoxo Ra

Jenny May 18, 2011 at 7:18 PM   said...

omgosh angie!! i haven't been here for a looooong time! i thought you were on a hiatus? are you back for good now?! i love this outfit! i love the colour of the blouse and i'm a sucker for cardigans so i enjoy cardigans that have a little attitude! :)

Really Petite May 19, 2011 at 11:33 AM   said...

Those jeans are from f21? Oooo I like them! Did you have to get them hemmed?

Elisa ♥ May 19, 2011 at 4:32 PM   said...

looks very casual =D i've seen that top at h&m before ^^ looks nice =D

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